Well, this has been a tough week for my word count. I did add just over a thousand words, but that's it. Sigh. I need to remember to be happy with any additions. I am moving forward, slowly but surely!
Part of what is holding me back is that I'm editing as I go along, which I know is a no-no, but I can't seem to help myself this time around. I've been working hard on getting rid of my gesture crutches, doing a structural self-edit with a side of digging deep into my characters' emotions.
There was an amazing class on gesture crutches and one on structural self-editing given at the Storymakers conference last week by Jordan McCollum. Both of the classes were packed with people standing or sitting on the floor. She has graciously put up notes and part of her presentation on gesture crutches here Her presentation and notes on structural self-editing can be found here Definitely well worth your time. (I should know, because those are what I'm focusing on right now! Great stuff!)
How did you do this week?